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May 11, 2019 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of A Poor Wise Man by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Celine Major Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes. The reader follows the complicated relationship of Lily Cardew (just returned from working with the Red Cross during the war) who finds herself unable to go back to the...
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May 3, 2019 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Abel Sánchez by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Unamuno nos pone frente a frente con una de las pasiones humanas más viles y destructivas: La envidia. Joaquín y Abel son amigos íntimos desde la infancia y ya desde el instituto Joaquín quiere tener y ser todo lo que representa Abel. Abel es un muchacho popular entre los compañeros, simpático, al que le encanta la pintura y mucho menos los libros. Joaquín por el contrario es aplicado y estudioso, pero...
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Mar 16, 2019 William Wolfe Capes
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LibriVox recording of The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe Capes. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor,...
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Mar 11, 2019 Maria Thompson Daviess
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LibriVox recording of The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess. Read in English by LikeManyWaters Roberta, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the childhood home of her father after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother. In order to please her Uncle and ensure medical treatment for Pierre, she becomes "Robert", his nephew. In her new...
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Mar 2, 2019 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 078 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; Josh Kibbey; M Cunniam; Michael; Lynne T; Foon; Wayne Cooke; Chris Pyle; Colleen McMahon A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, including the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the quirky Ambrose Bierce and Bill Nye and the wistful Soul of the Violin will keep you entertained and...
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Feb 21, 2019 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For...
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Jun 7, 2016 Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Keywords: New American Poetry, ethnopoetics, oral literature, language and culture
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
- Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Two NS members explore the messages from the Dream Master with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Sayon’s dream 2pm today (2019-01-11) I don't know if I was driving or what had happened. But a man in his older heavier car had rear-ended us. My mom and I were there. I don't know if Ieff was there or not, but his wallet was. At one point the man was going through it and I didn't pay much attention to it. I figure he was looking for Jeff's license or something. We all were inspecting the...
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Syposis Eldar explores his latest dream with Pierre midwifing. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
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Synopsis Most of our time this week got taken up with dream explorations, so we did not have time for the usual talk/dialogue (Iliad was scheduled). But Pierre gives us a peak at what we will be doing next week, then. He refers, as usual, to the Balboa edition . More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book05
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we started with a few Greek vocabulary from Chapter 18 of Book 3. But then there was a dialogue with Julie that lasted about 30 minutes about the role of light and divinity from a quote in Chapter 18....
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. From Barbara: Today we read Book 4, Chapter 9 and the first page of Chapter 10. Pierre also explored divine progression and the need for a mean term, that the progression is accomplished through likeness....
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book04, ch09, ch10
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 4, Chapters 12 and 13. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation): Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series, ISBN-10:...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads us through the Balboa translation of Homer's Iliad , Book 1, looking for occurrences of αυτο ('auto'), and considering how it might raise the meaning and significance of the Iliad if these are translated directly as 'Self'. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer, book01
Synopsis Beginning next week, we'll be going back into Homer's Iliad , jumping into Book 9, and considering it from the angle of the pathologos that Achilles inherited from Phoenix. So Pierre gives us a brief introduction to prepare for next week's reading. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, homer
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapter 20. Attendees Pierre, Regina, Eldar, JulieH Highlights 0:00:30 Initial chit-chat on the recent drug-bust at the Los Angeles port. 0:03:20 discussion on dreams, mostly with Eldar...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read ... Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Eldar, Regina, JulieH Book 4, Chap 14. Barbara included a short excerpt of Thomas Taylor's translations, with emendations in the Greek, which we studied from...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book04, chap14
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read through Chapters 20 and 21 of Book 4. At the end we returned to Chapter 14 for elucidation of “paternal port”. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Eldar, David, JulieH, Regina More Info (*) Proclus'...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book04, chap20, chap21
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- Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Asphodel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Jim Locke; jenno; Rachel Lintern; Lynda Marie Neilson Like the Asphodel, a plant which grows far away from England, Daphne grows far away from home. In her first chance of freedom, at the age of almost 17, she finds an opportunity to forget for a while... Forget that her father, the renowned Sir Vernon Lawford, does not love her. To forget that, for some reason, nobody talks about her mother who traveled to the South...
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- Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Camp Fire Girls at Sunrise Hill by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Debbie R. Baker Robinson; Kathleen Moore; Shasta; Suhail; James K. White; larryhayes7; BettyB Betty Ashton is so very bored! She is in her home, wanting something interesting to do, when she meets her new companion, Esther Clark. Esther has just arrived at the request of Mrs Ashton, to live with Betty and to help her in whatever way she needs. When the idea of becoming Camp Fire Girls is brought...
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- Frank Evers Beddard
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Whales by Frank Evers Beddard. Read in English by Pinchcliff; Sally Sharpe; Mike Botez; Colleen McMahon; Bhavya; William Anderson; Joseph Tabler; Nuria; Nichalia Schwartz A Book of Whales is a natural history of whales for the layman. - Summary by A. Gramour For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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LibriVox recording of Andria: or, The Fair Andrian by Terence. (Translated by Henry Thomas Riley.) Read in English by ToddHW; Sonia; Eva Davis; Foon; Aaron White; Josh Kibbey; Campbell Schelp; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; TJ Burns; alanmapstone; Nemo Pamphilus wants to marry a woman different than his father has chosen for him. Add in paternal scheming, death bed promises, shipwreck, and other complications, and comedy ensues. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Simo, an aged Athenian: Aaron White...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Latin, greece
LibriVox recording of Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs Of the Peasantry of England by Various. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. This traditional, and, for the most part, unprinted literature,—cherished in remote villages, resisting everywhere the invasion of modern namby-pamby verse and jaunty melody, and possessing, in an historical point of view, especial value as a faithful record of the feeling, usages, and modes of life of the rural population,—had been almost wholly passed...
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LibriVox recording of The Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters by Susan Petigru King-Bowen. Read in English by Celine Major 1812 is the year and Portugal the location for this adventure. The characters for the most part are British officers. Lord Strathern sends for his daughter Lady Mabel Stewart presently in Scotland to join him in Elvas where he has stationed his brigade for the winter. The debonair Colonel l'Lisle is the hero of our story. The author provides a vivid look...
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- Pliny the Elder; John S. White
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LibriVox recording of The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 2 by Pliny the Elder; John S. White. Read in English by Foon The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of 37 books, covering more than 20.000 topics ranging from astronomy and mathematics to botany and precious stones. The book became a model for later encyclopaedias and gives a fascinating overview of the state of scientific knowledge almost 2000...
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LibriVox recording of Antología de Cuentos Fantásticos by Various. Read in Spanish by LibriVox volunteers. El cuento fantástico es la narración de la realidad que mezcla elementos reales e irreales, extraños e inexplicables, con la intención de crear incertidumbre en el lector mediante la intercalación entre una explicación natural y una sobrenatural (Phileas Fogg) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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- Reina-Valera
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LibriVox recording of Bible (Reina Valera) 15: Esdras. Read in Spanish by Joyfull. El libro de Esdras comienza donde termina 2 Crónicas. Según lo profetizado por Isaías, el rey Ciro de Persia envió a los exiliados, dirigidos por Zorobabel, de regreso a Jerusalén en 538 b.c. (Persia había derrotado a Babilonia en 539). A pesar de la oposición de los habitantes no judíos de Judea, y luego de que los profetas, Hageo y Zacarías los alentaron, el templo fue reconstruido en 515. Luego, en...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pacto de dios, decreto de ciro, regreso a jerusalén, zorobabel,...
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- Charles Perrault
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos de hadas by Charles Perrault. (Translated by Josep Coll i Vehí.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Populares cuentos de Perrault narrados para los niños, en los que aparecen mundos fantásticos: Hadas, ogros, personajes malvados. Todos ellos encierran alguna enseñanza y poder educativo. - Summary by Montse González For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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- George Frederick Kunz
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LibriVox recording of The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz. Read in English by volunteer readers. Full title is "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, being a description of their sentiments and folklore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones, and talismans, astral, zodiacal, and planetary." Just about everything you ever wanted to know about precious...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, folklore, superstition, jewels, birthstones, precious, stones, jewelry
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- Bartolomé Mitre
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LibriVox recording of The Emancipation of South America by Bartolomé Mitre. (Translated by William Pilling.) Read in English by Piotr Nater. THREE great names stand forth conspicuous in the annals of America, those of Washington, Bolívar, San Martin. Of Washington, the great leader of the Democracy of the North; of Bolívar and of San Martin, who were the emancipators of the southern half of the continent. The story of the life-work of the latter of these two is the Argument of this book. The...
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- George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of The Crown Of Life by George Gissing. Read in English by annie70; Laura Riley So what is the crown of life? Follow the journey of Piers and Irene as they attempt to discover. It is both a coming of age novel and love story at the same time, one which would bring delight to philosophers with many conversations for and against imperialism, romantics who would follow the long courtship in the center of the plot, and sociologists who would follow with interest the vivid way in...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
- Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapter 3 Attendees Pierre, David, Eldar, JulieH, Regina, Barbara Email letters to the group from Pierre: Letter 1 Greetings members of the circle of philosphers, In leaving the third...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, proclus, book03, chap03
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapter 23. We started with a few clarifications to the Greek of Book 3 Chapter 23, then we went through the chapter from the beginning. A new Chart but much reference made to last...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book03, chap23, proclus
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapters 22 and 23. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Regina, Eldar, JulieH More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation): Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book03, chap22, chap23, proclus
Synopsis Pierre gives us an evening of thoughts on Marsilio Ficino, the great/first translator of Plato into Latin, and Ficino's broad understanding of the ancient Greek philosophers, and the alchemists. More Info Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, liber-de-arte-chemica, ficino
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Synopsis Four NS members explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Julie's Dream - March 18 2019 (nap before school to give exam) I had this dream where I was like teaching for some kind of school, maybe a college, maybe jr. college and I was aware of or was reading this list of—or something where my name was associated with the fact that I had reported wrong— doings by students to this company called - I don t know, some name, “Truth reporting” maybe or something....
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Synopsis Four NS members explore our dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Belinda's Dreams Belinda's Dream 1 I was communicating telepathically/remotely over a long distance with someone who felt alone, different, unlike others. By me communicating with him in this way, he saw there were others like him. Belinda's Dream 2 ('the long one') The setting was my old neighborhood where I grew up. I was walking to the corner and a guy I knew lived there in a house there. I could hear him talking...
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Synopsis Pierre midwifes five of us on our dreams, including a new visitor, Anne. Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream April 5, 2019 (this is the last part Of a dream that I couIdn’t fully remember) 1. I run into Etien. We' re talking and he’s kind of excited to show me something on his phone, and heshows me a video of him next to the ocean. He’s on the beach. He’ 5 praying. He's on his knees and bowingdown his head to the ground, facing the ocean. He's praying to the ocean. As he’s doing that...
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Synopsis Four NS members explore our dreams with Pierre mid-wifing. Dream Texts Belinda's Dream I was made to fight in a battle/war-like setting. If I refused, the people, government officials, threatened to kill me. I was placed on the front lines with many others. They gave me a huge gun that I was to use against the opposing side. The government officials were at the end of the line in a huge protected vehicle that had many guns of all sorts that shot bullets, grenades, and rockets. We were...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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- Kahlil Gibran
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LibriVox recording of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Read in English by Mark F. Smith The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to. The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis,...
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- Ivana Brlić Mažuranić
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LibriVox recording of Priče iz Davnine by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. Read in Croatian by Josip B. Priče iz davnine, glasovita zbirka od osam pripovijetki-bajki Ivane Brlić-Mažuranić, u kojima je autorica ostvarila svoj književni vrhunac.[1] Zbirka je objavljena 1916. u izdanju Matice hrvatske, a drugo izdanje doživljava 1926. Radnju pokreću likovi iz pretkršćanske, slavenske mitologije, koje je Brlić-Mažuranić, inače i dvostruka kandidatkinja za Nobelovu nagradu za književnost,...
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- Catherine Booth
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LibriVox recording of Godliness by Catherine Booth. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Ellies; Kathleen Moore; Devorah Allen; Aidan Williamson; Beth Thomas; mpcarlisle; Mari Patterson; Christine Coleman; pattymarie Catherine Booth and William Booth were a ministry team founding the Salvation Army, which has spread from its humble beginnings in England to a global church with a presence in 131 countries and a membership of 1.7 million. Although best known to many people for its relief and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christianity, faith, prayer, theology, charity, salvation army, repentance,...
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- George Parsons Lathrop
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Phjodor; Phil Schempf; Scott McMullan; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. The poet describes the beauties of nature after a snow fall, and the result of the mid-day sun. (D Lawrence)  For further information,...
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- Frederick Jackson Turner
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LibriVox recording of The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner. Read in English by Josh Kirsh; Colleen McMahon Frederick Jackson Turner was an extremely influential U.S. historian, who is best known for his "frontier thesis", which proposed that American democracy was profoundly shaped by the existence of an undeveloped frontier area from the founding through the 1880s. He originally put forth his idea in the essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American...
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- Richard Steele
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LibriVox recording of The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode by Richard Steele. Read in English by Availle; Beth Thomas; ToddHW; alanmapstone; Chris Cartwright; Son of the Exiles; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Eva Davis; Nemo; Bhavya; Kay; Campbell Schelp; Rob Marland; Joseph Tabler; Devorah Allen; TJ Burns; Foon; Crln Yldz Ksr; thestorygirl; SaraHale; Sandra Schmit; Carol Pelster; pmstrahm; Treefairy; MajorToast; MrRogers The Funeral: or, Grief à-la-Mode, a Comedy, was written in the summer of...
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- Frederick Marryat
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LibriVox recording of Merirosvo by Frederick Marryat. (Translated by Kaarlo Kramsu.) Read in Finnish by Harri Tapani Ylilammi Frederick Marryatin Merirosvo on meriaiheinen seikkailukertomus, joka kertoo kaksoisveljien tarinan. Se sijoittuu 1790-luvulle, jolloin laivat olivat puuta ja miehet rautaa! Kirjan alussa kerrotaan Sirkassian-laivan haaksirikosta, josta pääsee lähtemään pelastusveneellä osa matkustajista, muutaman jäädessä vielä laivaan. Kuitenkin vain laivaan jääneet, joihin...
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LibriVox recording of Letters from Victorian Pioneers by Various. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Kathrine Engan; Kalynda; Barbara Baker; chocmuse; TriciaG; ChadH94; Nemo; Sonia; BettyB; KHand; garybclayton; Shana Burns; Jenny Bradshaw; Kristine Bekere; ToddHW A series of letters on the early occupation of the colony, the Aborigines, etc addressed by Victorian pioneers to his Excellency Charles Joseph La Trobe Esq. , Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Victoria in response to a circular letter...
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- Richard Marsh
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LibriVox recording of Judith Lee - Pages From Her Life by Richard Marsh. Read in English by Alan Winterrowd Judith Lee is a young woman with an unusual gift, she can read lips at a distance as well as she can hear the person next to her. Her skill leads her into a number of adventures. Written by Richard Marsh (The Beetle, Joss: the Reversion) and published in the Strand Magazine in 1911, Marsh creates a strong independent female detective. For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of Hecyra: The Mother-In-Law by Terence. (Translated by Henry Thomas Riley.) Read in English by Availle; ToddHW; Leanne Yau; Devorah Allen; Eva Davis; Beth Thomas; alanmapstone; Tomas Peter; Nemo; TJ Burns; Sonia Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. NOTE: the main plot elements in Hecyra are quite unacceptable today: Pamphilus has just married a woman he does not recognize that he had earlier raped in a drunken fit; nor does she...
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- Teófilo Braga
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LibriVox recording of Contos phantasticos by Teófilo Braga. Read in Portuguese by Pier; Adriana Sacciotto; brianna; Mayah; Jorge Luis; Rachel Moraes; Dey Andriotti; Liana Leite; Sandra Luna; Leni; Daniela Cruz Coletânea de contos com temas de paixões frenéticas, conducentes a suicídios, mortes, traições, renúncias extremas. Uma das primeiras incursões, feitas por um autor português, no universo da literatura fantástico-gótico, muito pouco comum em Portugal na época. Anteriormente...
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- Ruth Plumly Thompson
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LibriVox recording of The Cowardly Lion of Oz (version 2) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Sydney Beck; Josh Kibbey; Aaron White; Nichalia Schwartz; Elisabeth Holland; Nan Dodge Mustafa of Mudge has heard of the famous Cowardly Lion of Oz, and decides to capture him and put him into a zoo! He enlists the help of Bob Up and a clown called Notta Bit More - the master of disguise! The Cowardly Lion meanwhile travels though Oz and meets a stone man, who offers to turn the...
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- Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Libro de Poemas (Version 2) by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Libro de poemas de Federico García Lorca es una recopilación de 57 poemas escritos en diversos años, algunos dedicados a la naturaleza y otros a cuestionamientos de la naturaleza humana. (Summary by Kendal Rigans) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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LibriVox recording of Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Read in English by ashleighjane; ToddHW; Kristine Bekere; Theophania Laura grew up on a castle in the Austrian mountains with her father, slightly lonely as there are no potential companions around. Her loneliness is at an end when a carriage accindent close by their castle brings a mysterious visitor: Carmilla was injured in the accident, and remains at the castle to heal. But there is something dark about Carmilla. Is Laura in danger?...
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- H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Anfinwen; VfkaBT; deongines; ToddHW; marjoriewilliams8907 A famed archeologist, an aging doctor, and a young army engineer set out across the African desert on a great adventure. Professor Higgs is in search of new archeological discoveries, Dr. Adams seeks to rescue his kidnapped son, and Captain Orme wants to forget an unhappy love affair. Maqueda, Daughter of Kings, ruler of the Abati, enlists their aid to...
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- Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
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LibriVox recording of Clemencia by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano. Read in Spanish by tonioluis; Lilith; Victor Villarraza; Pier; Zach Young; Claudia Hernández; KendalRigans Esta novela está situada en Guadalajara, México, en 1863. Se trata de amor, política y traición. Resumen de kathrinee. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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- Madame d' Aulnoy
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de Contes by Madame d' Aulnoy. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Voici une compilation de Contes, divers. Pour les jeunes et tous ceux qui aiment les contes... Belle princesse, marâtre, ogre et ogresse, vêtements étincelants ou pas..., jalousie, féerie... Une gentille moralité, en fin de chaque conte, permet de réfléchir en famille. - Summary by ChristianeJehanne For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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- Evaleen Stein
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LibriVox recording of Child Songs of Cheer by Evaleen Stein. Read in English by Stefan Von Blon; SweetHome; LittlePeanut; BettyB; Larry Wilson; Elisabeth Holland; E.Shines; Josh Kibbey; Christine Rojas; Helen Z. Ferrara; Kathleen Moore This is a little volume of children's poetry by Indiana poet Evaleen Stein. The poems in this volume concern really anything that could be fun for children, from picking flowers to learning things in school to sledding in the winter. - Summary by Carolin For...
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LibriVox recording of Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 2 by Niccolò Machiavelli. (Translated by Ninian Hill Thomson.) Read in English by merendo07; jenno; TerribleTy27; George Allen; Rita Boutros In "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius", posthumous work by the author of The Prince, Machiavelli discusses the useful lessons that could be learnt from the past for the present. As the title mentions, the subject of the work is the first ten books of Livy's...
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- Leopoldo Garcia Alas
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LibriVox recording of La Regenta (Tomo II) by Leopoldo Garcia Alas. Read in Spanish by Epachuko "La Regenta" está considerada la mejor novela española del siglo XIX y una de las más importantes novelas de la Historia de las letras en el mismo idioma tras "El Quijote" lo cual son palabras mayores. Pocas obras en castellano han generado tal cantidad de análisis y comentarios, y al mismo tiempo, han sido tan maltratadas por el poder político al habérsela considerado...
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- Howard Saxby
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LibriVox recording of Dulcamara by Howard Saxby. Read in English by Foon; Erin Grassie; Larry Wilson; Stefan Von Blon; Greg Giordano; Maria de Fátima da Silva; James K. White; Bhavya This is a collection of poetry and prose by Howard Saxby. These pieces are the sort of stories and poems that can be enjoyed by children because the humour in them is universal, but they are more geared towards adults. The themes and intent of the pieces are varied, with humour prevailing in most items. - Summary...
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- Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula (version 4) by Bram Stoker. Read in English by Corrinne LePage Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van...
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- Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
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LibriVox recording of Earth's Enigmas by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jessica Renfro; April6090; Pete McElveen; KHand; Zloot; Matt Bounds; Nemo; Mitzi; Kate Follis Most of the stories in this collection attempt to present one or another of those problems of life or nature to which, as it appears to many of us, there is no adequate solution within sight. Others are the almost literal transcript of dreams which seemed to me to have a coherency, completeness, and...
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- Cyril of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Commentary on the Gospel of John, Book 10 by Cyril of Alexandria. (Translated by Rev. Thomas Randell.) Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer Book 10 of Commentary on St John's Gospel covers John 14:21 - 16:13 - Summary by The Reader For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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- Edna Adelaide Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Chinese Kitten by Edna Adelaide Brown. Read in English by Jennifer Dallman; Shasta; JayKitty76; Lynne T; April H; NoelBadrian; Lushnam; larryhayes7; Tivia Lynnell Lucy and Dora are so excited to learn they will be sleeping in a tent at the beach! Then Mother and Uncle Dan tell them that their kitten, Timmy is not invited, and Father says he might even run away. Arrangements must be made for Timmy... but will he agree to their plans? This charming story follows two...
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- Cissy van Marxveldt
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LibriVox opname van De H.B.S. tijd van Joop ter Heul door Cissy van Marxveldt. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Anna Simon. Joop ter Heul zit in de 3e klas van de H.B.S., en maakt graag plezier met haar vriendinnen van de Jopopinoloukicoclub. Ze heeft minder zin in het blokken voor de lessen, en het is maar de vraag of ze wel over gaat aan het eind van het schooljaar. Joop heeft een oudere broer Kees en zus Julie, een wat afwezige moeder en een strenge vader. Julie wordt verliefd op Joop’s...
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- Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
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LibriVox recording of Ice Creams, Water Ices, Frozen Puddings by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer. Read in English by BettyB; Bhavya; jenno; larryhayes7 This is a book of recipes for ice cream, water ice, and other refreshments for all occasions. Though it has become much easier for us to make icecream as compared to when these recipes were written, the recipes will still make tasty treats today! - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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- James Bryce; William Ewart Gladstone; John Morley; Edwin Lawrence Godkin; Henry Thring; Malcolm MacColl; Richard Barry O'Brien
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LibriVox recording of Handbook of Home Rule: Being Articles on the Irish Question by James Bryce; William Ewart Gladstone; John Morley; Edwin Lawrence Godkin; Henry Thring; Malcolm MacColl; Richard Barry O'Brien. Read in English by volunteer readers. The issue of Irish home rule was the dominant political question of British and Irish politics in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Published in 1887, this work contains articles in favour of the measure. (Irish home rule was finally approved in 1914...
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- William Dean Howells
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LibriVox recording of Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells. Read in English by Jim Locke This two-volume work includes heroines from the works of Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Harte, Austen, Edgeworth, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, E. Bronte, Thackeray, and others. These studies of nineteenth-century literature were by a critical light of the time. (Summary by Jim Locke) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of My Queen: A Weekly Journal for Young Women. Issue 1, Sept 1900 by Lurana Sheldon. Read in English by CrystalMercy; Colleen McMahon; Kathleen Moore; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Ellies; Phil Chenevert; Foon This is the first issue of a wonderful weekly magazine aimed at young women. They each contain a novella following the adventures of Marion Marlowe, "Only a Farmer's Daughter" who went from "Farm to Fortune" and all written by the prolific :Lurana...
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LibriVox recording of Les Mystères de Paris - Tome 3 by Eugène Sue. Read in French by Nadine Eckert-Boulet; Margot; Martine; Christiane Jehanne; YasmineHaggag; Mayah; Laurette Livres 5 et 6 des Mystères de Paris, où l’on retrouve Rodolphe, faisant de son mieux pour aider les gens pauvres en détresse, et la Goualeuse, toujours répandant le bonheur, même à la prison. L’avocat Ferrand, déjà coupable de la ruine d’un bon nombre de personnages, met tout en œuvre pour la sortir de la...
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 10. October 1897 by The National Geographic Society. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the October Number. It includes the following articles: The Enchanted Mesa, by F. W. Hodge Electric Street Railways, by John Hyde Geographical Research in the United States, by Gardiner G. Hubbard and Marcus Baker A Brief Account of the Geographic Work of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic...
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LibriVox recording of На краю света (On the Edge of the World) by Nikolai Leskov. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Повесть основана на подлинном случае миссионерской деятельности архиепископа Нила (1799-1874), но написана с характерным для Лескова гротеском и тщательной шлифовкой персонажей. Затронута необычная для...
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- Robert Burns Wilson
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LibriVox recording of It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Campbell Schelp; Newgatenovelist; Foon; fshort; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Ian King; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lucy Park; Michele Fry; Nan Dodge; Phil Schempf; Skip Gaul; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch; William Mosqueda; Wyn Stewart. Robert Burns Wilson was an American painter and poet. Although his most famous poem was...
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- Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Knight - Errant by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 3, 2019. Read in English by Amy Gramour; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Campbell Schelp; David Lawrence; DanielleM; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lynne Schroeder; Nichalia Schwartz; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void.  Cawein's poetry allied...
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- Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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LibriVox recording of The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey. Read in English by Judi Mason This is the third book of the Pixie O’Shaughnessy trilogy. In a story of love lost and found, Pixie matures from an inexperienced young lass into a wise woman. - Summary by Judith Mason For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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